The Elephant Man (1980)

Searching the Psyche Through Cinema: David Lynch
Searching the Psyche Through Cinema, the annual and incisive screening-and-discussion series, returns with psychological studies of films directed by the inimitable David Lynch.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
1:30 pm
The annual Searching the Psyche Through Cinema series returns in January, February, and March with psychological studies of films directed by one of the most uniquely stylish and idiosyncratic movie makers of our time, David Lynch. A discussion follows each screening.

In the series’ opening film, The Elephant Man (1980; PG), Lynch explores themes of identity, dignity, and humanity in the true story of a severely disfigured and mistreated man (John Hurt) who is rescued by a Victorian surgeon (Anthony Hopkins). Post-screening discussion is led by psychoanalyst Alice Bartlett and Trey Hock, assistant professor of filmmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Presented in partnership with the Greater Kansas City and Topeka Psychoanalytic Center.
January 21 The Elephant Man (1980; PG)
February 4 Wild at Heart (1990; R)
February 18 The Straight Story (1999; G)